Change in wind as balconies air dirty laundry

17/07/2010

Apartment balconies could become ''Hills Hoists on high'' if the state government proceeds with environment-friendly strata regulations to allow residents to hang their washing outside.

The Department of Fair Trading has proposed a change to strata by-laws which prohibit washing from being hung on anything except designated clotheslines without the permission of the owners' corporation - a measure many believe has contributed to high use of greenhouse gas-producing clothes dryers.

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